"Couchsurfin’ Around the World. Couchsurfers hang out a t the apartment of their host, “Naked Paul”, in Brooklin, New York. Couchsurfers meet through websites that put travelers, or couchsurfers, in touch with potential hosts from around the world. No money is exchanged for overnight stays. The aim of such hospitality websites is to promote cultural exchange and to offer an alternative travel experience to staying in hotels."